Question- According to the notification issued by the Registrar General of India, ‘Aadhaar number’ will be mandatory for the death registration w.e.f. …
(a)September 1, 2017
(b) January 1, 2018
(c) December 1, 2017
(d) October 1, 2017
- From October 1, 2017, the Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of Death registration.
- Registrar General India , Ministry of Home Affairs made the Aadhaar mandatory for Death Certificate through notification dated August 4, 2017.
- It will provide an effective method to prevent identity fraud, help recording the identity of the deceased person and will obviate the need for producing multiple documents to prove the identity of the deceased person.
- This provision shall come into effect immediately for residents of all States except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya for which a date will be notified separately.
- The RGI, in exercise of powers conferred under Section 3(3) of the Registration of Birth and Death Act, 1969, directed that the Aadhaar number will be required for the purpose of establishing the identity of the deceased for the purpose of Death registration.
- Notably, Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
- The registration of births and deaths are being done under the provisions of Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act, 1969 and the corresponding Rules made thereunder by the State Governments.
- Importantly, the office of the RGI is the central authority to coordinate and unify the activities of Chief Registrar of birth and deaths of States/UT’s in respect of registration of births and deaths.